Homesick: My Own Story (1983 Newbery Honor)
Homesick: My Own Story (1983 Newbery Honor)

Homesick: My Own Story (1983 Newbery Honor)

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Author: Jean Fritz

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 7
Lexile Measure: 0860 
Series: Novel
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (July 19, 1999)

    ISBN: 0698117824


    Details: The accolades speak for themselves:"Fritz draws the readers into scenes from her youth in the turbulent China of the mid-twenties. One comes to appreciate the generous affection of her nurse/companion Lin Nai-Nai, the isolating distance in her mother's grief over losing a second child, the dynamics of a suffering population venting its hostility on foreigners, and most of all, the loneliness of a child's exile from a homeland she has imagined constantly but never seen....A remarkable blend of truth and storytelling." --Booklist, starred review

    "An insightful memory's-eye-view of her childhood...Young Jean is a strong character, and many of her reactions to people and events are timeless and universal." --School Library Journal, starred review

    "Told with an abundance of humor--sometimes wry, sometimes mischievous and irreverent--the story is vibrant with atmosphere, personalities, and a palpable sense of place." --The Horn Book

    "Every now and then a book comes along that makes me want to send a valentine to its author. Homesick is such a book....Pungent and delicious." --Katherine Paterson, The Washington Post

    EAN: 9780698117822

    Package Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches

    Languages: English